# How do you find the equation of a parabola, vertex is (2,20) and the x-intercept (5,0)?

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Jan 8, 2016

Since the problem provides the vertex, start with the **vertex form** equation for a **parabola** ...

#### Explanation:

where, **vertex**

Using the data from the problem ...

Next, solve for

Finally, write the complete equation for the parabola ...

hope that helped